Secure Your Computer

If your computer is insecure, you are putting not only your own work at risk but also that of others on the IU network.

Following the steps outlined in this section will greatly improve the overall security of your computer.

If you are in an IU department with IT support staff, always consult them about the preferred practices in your area. Also, don’t forget to secure all operating systems on your computer – if you have a Mac that runs Windows, make sure you secure both.

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Additionally, if you store any type of sensitive data on your computer, see the section: Protecting Data. There, you'll find information such as how to identify it, protect it, and securely dispose of it.

Security & Policy Blog Posts

  • The FBI has issued a public service bulletin regarding recent cyber-crimes which target university employees and students. Criminal activities involve payroll and IRS filings.
  • What is the most overlooked data security measure? It is simple, and anyone can follow this advice.
  • Current State of TrueCrypt Encryption software.
  • The developers of OpenSSL software have released an critical update, patching 6 different vulnerabilities.

    Recent Security Bulletins

  • Vulnerability in OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 before 1.0.1g
  • New ransomware named CryptoLocker threatens to destroy data unless a payment is made.